Men’s Golf Finishes in Three-Way Tie For Second Place in Final MIAA Standings
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
WEST OLIVE - The Calvin men’s golf team finished in a three-way tie for second place in the final MIAA standings, posting a team score of 309 on Wednesday at the final MIAA Jamboree of the year. Hope hosted the MIAA Jamboree at the Wuskowhan Players Club. Albion took first place on Wednesday with a sizzling score of 291 to make up 18 strokes on Calvin while Trine fired a round of 297 to also catch the Knights and create a three-way tie for second place.
Calvin was led by senior Jon Kuiper with a round of 73 that left him with a final season average of 74.0 strokes-per-round which was good for second place in the final MIAA individual standings. The average breaks the previous Calvin record of 75.9 set by Jeff TenBrink in 2005. It is also Calvin’s highest individual MIAA finish since Phil Rietema was second in 2003. Kuiper also earned a spot on the All-MIAA first team. In addition, junior Jess Hendriksma had a 75 on Wednesday to finish with a season average of 75.8 that also broke the previous Calvin record. Hendriksma finished 10th in the final league standings and earned a spot on the All-MIAA second team.
Rounding out Calvin’s scores on Wednesday were freshman Ben Kuiper with an 80, junior Eric Doezema with an 81 and freshman Dave Sarkipato with an 82.
Andy Wolf of Trine was Wednesday’s medalist with a round of 69.
Hope clinched the MIAA title on Wednesday with a team score of 297, tying for second place individually. The title is Hope’s ninth in the last 11 years.
MIAA JAMBOREE (Wuskowhan Players Club) TEAM STANDINGS FOR 10-14-09
FINAL MIAA MEN’S GOLF STANDINGS
CALVIN’S TOP INDIVIDUAL MIAA GOLF AVERAGES
1. Jon Kuiper 2009 74.0 2nd
2. Jess Hendriksma 2009 75.8 10th
3. Jeff TenBrink 2005 75.9 7th
4. Phil Rietema 2003 76.0 2nd
5. Jeff Timmer 1994 76.3 3rd
6 Mark Van Stee 1998 76.5 7th
7. Bruce Langerak 1992 77.0 4th
8. Mark Van Stee 1999 77.1 4th
8. Dave Sarkipato 2009 77.1
10. Jon Kalmink 2001 78.0 3rd
10. Jeff TenBrink 2006 78.0 16th
10. Jess Hendriksma 200878.0 13th
10. Mark Van Stee 1997 78.0 5th